And to think, for all these years we’ve been using timed electronics like a bunch of chumps!
I don’t know about you, but if I was the owner of a pet rooster, I’d probably lead with that in my self-introductions. But Japanese Twitter user @17Marimo is a man of many hobbies and interests, including video games, photography, and Nissan sport cars.
As such, it’s not until the latter half of @17Marimo’s Twitter profile that he gets around to mentioning his unorthodox housemate.
のっかってみる #繋がらなくていいから俺の鳥も見て http://t.co/HK1Fym4i4B—
もっこり@8/21WILD BUNCH (@17Marimo) September 02, 2015
But a rooster is an odd choice of pet in many ways. It’s less instinctively playful than a dog or cat, and needs more space than a parakeet, canary, or other, more common avian companions. Plus, at least with a chicken you could enjoy fresh eggs, but what’s the upside to having a rooster in the house?
The answer to that question lies in this short video, taken in the morning after @17Marimo told his pet, “Hey, go wake my son up for me.”
ピヨちゃんに「息子起こして来て！」と言うと、トットっと階段を器用に登り、雄叫びまくる。 賢い…！！ https://t.co/eXBEhbv4Ey—
もっこり@8/21WILD BUNCH (@17Marimo) August 17, 2016
There are all sorts of advantages to this method. First, it’s environmentally friendly, since conventional alarm clocks require either electricity or batteries. Second, it adds a personalized element that’s missing from being woken up by an annoying buzz or radio broadcast.
And finally, it’s sure to get @17Marimo’s kid up and out of bed ASAP, since roosters don’t have snooze buttons.
Source, featured image: Twitter/@17Marimo
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